Robert Griffin III was drilled in the head during the third quarter of the Redskins-Falcons on Sunday and suffered a “mild” concussion on the hit. The Redskins rookie quarterback left the game after being concussed, and his mental condition was so bad he reportedly had trouble recalling details about the game.
According to reporters, Washington coach Mike Shanahan said after the game that Griffin did not know the score and quarter of the game after being hit.
Griffin did not return after the hit and was replaced by Kirk Cousins.
Cousins, a fourth-round draft pick, went 5/9 for 111 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The Redskins lost 24-17.
Griffin will have to pass concussion tests in order to be cleared for the team’s Week 6 game against the Vikings. If he couldn’t recall the score and quarter of the game after that hit, then I’d tend to think the concussion was worse than the “mild” variety Washington described it as.
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